Once you have decided that you are going to run a bowling team and you have your players chosen, you will become a team and a team needs a name. This is where you can have either lots of fun or a complete fall out between the team. Bowling team names these days are usually quite light-hearted and more often than not are a bad pun!
Some of the original bowling team names in the NBL of the 1960s were more normal team names. There is the Detroit Thunderbirds and the Kansas City Stars, Fresno Bombers etc. Since the 1960s, when these teams were in their prime and were a part of the National Bowling League, bowling has become a popular sport with hundreds of teams all trying to come up with a cool and witty name.
Many teams get together as a result of working together and there are many workplace teams playing in various leagues throughout the nation. If you are starting a team which is based around your workplace, then it is an idea to reflect that in the name. Some teams which may be sponsored by the workplace have no choice but to use the name of the company to some extent in their team name. The company may not be too pleased if the team name reflects an "over-enthusiasm" for having a drink as some bowling team names imply.
One of the best ways to decide on bowling team names is to sit together as a team and write down all the words that you can think of that have a bowling relevance, such as lane, bowls, ball etc etc. Then you can start to think about ways to use the words until you come up with something that you can all agree upon. The chances of you all agreeing on one name, by the way, is very remote. You may find that choosing a name will eat into your practice time and start to become a bit of an obsession. This can easily happen, especially if it is workplace team and you all work together. I hope that the boss realises that very little work will be done until a name is decided upon.
Sometimes it is easier to come up with bowling team names for teams which are made up of ladies. There does seem to be quite a lot more names such as "babes" and "belles" for example which are suitable for ladies, than there are for men. A name such as "the bowling belles" is acceptable whereas "the bowling blokes" tends to sound really quite bad and I do not think would ever be considered. Whatever name you agree upon let us hope that you have a great season and make the name well known throughout the world of bowling.